Michigan News

Sites offer vaccine to ages 12-17

SCHOOLCRAFT — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for adolescents ages 12-17 to receive the Pfizer vaccinations. Anyone 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. There are multiple options in each of the LMAS District Health Department’s four counties for vaccination […]

Michigan set to begin public hearings on redistricting

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s new redistricting commission is set to begin taking public comment as it weighs how to draw the boundaries for 13 congressional and 148 legislative districts that will last for a decade. The series of 16 hearings will start Tuesday in Jackson and end July 1 […]

Author featured in virtual event

MARQUETTE — The U.P. Notable Book Club and the Crystal Falls Community District Library in partnership with the U.P. Publishers & Authors Association will feature author Michael Carrier in a Thursday virtual event. The club has scheduled author events with winners of the U.P. Notable Book List, including Carrier, an […]

Why Some People Forget The UP Is Part Of Michigan

Why is it that when people talk about Michigan or create Michigan memorabilia they sometimes forget to add the Upper Peninsula? Is it because we refer to it as ‘the Mitten?’ I mean, we do have two “mittens” to accurately represent our beloved state. Yet, we don’t. Or maybe it’s […]

James Craig will challenge Whitmer for governor

Detroit — James Craig, one of the longest-serving police chiefs in the city’s history, will run in a bid to challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in next year’s gubernatorial race, a source close to the chief said Friday. Craig, who is expected Monday to announce his retirement from the department, told The Detroit […]

MDHHS ending enforcement of school quarantine guidelines

Local health departments will no longer require area school districts to enforce the state’s COVID-19 quarantine guidelines, which says students in close contact to a person with COVID-19 must stay home. Health officials in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Ionia counties still do recommend districts use the Michigan Department of Health […]